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  PhDs in Hospitality, Tourism, Events, Food & Nutrition

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 The subject groups of Hospitality, Tourism, Events, Food & Nutrition are in the Department of Service Sector Management in the Sheffield Business School (SBS).
  How do smallholder farmers’ climate change adaptations impact upon local food safety and nutrition in Africa?
  Prof L Stringer, Prof Y Gong
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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There are approximately 33 million smallholder farms in sub-Saharan Africa, representing 80% of the region’s farms. Climate change has increasingly been highlighted as a major threat to smallholder production and food security, both globally and at the local scale.
  Compiling global lessons to improve nutrition in traditional food systems, from multi-country evidence on drivers of food choice
  Dr J de Bruyn
Application Deadline: 20 November 2019

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Understanding the diverse factors which determine the foods which are available, accessible and acceptable to individuals in a given setting is essential for sustainable and equitable improvements in diet quality.
  Decarbonisation of the Food System
  Dr E Mohareb
Applications accepted all year round

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As the world transitions to a low carbon economic system, dramatic changes will be required across the all sectors. The food system, which is currently estimated to be responsible for 20-30% of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, is one where particular urgency is required.
  A food systems approach to understanding and supporting contributions of small pelagic fish to human diets and nutrition in Malawi
  Mr J Linton
Application Deadline: 20 November 2019

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For many households in sub-Saharan Africa, small pelagic fish are a rich source of high-quality protein, vitamins, minerals and essential fatty acids.
  Choice architecture: nudging food choice behaviour
  Dr H Ensaff
Applications accepted all year round

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Choice architecture, the presentation and framing of a choice and its influence on subsequent decision-making behaviour, is well established.
  Older adults’ food choice and dietary intake
  Dr H Ensaff
Applications accepted all year round

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The UK’s ageing demographic brings social and economic challenges, particularly related to the healthcare of the growing older population.
  Impact and Adoption of Quality Protein Maize in Ethiopia
  Dr A Shee
Application Deadline: 20 November 2019

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Ethiopia is one of the most food-insecure countries in Africa where about 7 million school-age children are living in food-insecure parts of the country (Smith, 2013).
  Nutrition and Health of Young Adults - A Self Funded PhD
  Dr C Macdonald-Clarke, Dr M Jackson
Applications accepted all year round

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Young adults are an often overlooked population with regards to health monitoring and intervention. However, research suggests that emerging adulthood is a critical window during which lifestyle habits are formed and continue into older adulthood.
  Designing Technology for Personalised Nutrition
  Prof F Hwang
Applications accepted all year round

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This PhD investigates the design of technology to provide personalised nutrition advice. Non-communicable diseases such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease are major challenges globally, and can be addressed, in part, by eating a healthier diet.
  Exploring the application of nutritional mindfulness to exercise performance
  Research Group: Cambridge Centre for Sport and Exercise Sciences
  Dr J Roberts, Dr L Smith
Applications accepted all year round

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Research Group. Cambridge Centre for Sport and Exercise Sciences - https://www.anglia.ac.uk/science-and-engineering/research/institutes-and-groups/cambridge-centre-for-sport-and-exercise-sciences.
  (BBSRC DTP) The role of TARGET OF RAPAMYCIN in nutrition sensing and plantlet development in Kalanchoë
  Dr M Kim, Dr G Johnson
Application Deadline: 31 January 2020

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How a cell determines its fate is a fundamental question in Biology. A differentiated somatic plant cell can be triggered to regain its pluripotency.
  A global assessment of aquaculture products from a food systems and value chain perspective towards the development of a personal environmental/health impact tool.
  Prof DC Little, Dr R Newton
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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First Supervisor. Professor David Little, University of Stirling. Second Supervisor. Dr Jon Hillier, University of Edinburgh. Third Supervisor.
  NERC E4 Testing the role of multiple environmental cues in life history plasticity
  Research Group: Institute of Evolutionary Biology
  Dr C Walling, Dr J Regan
Application Deadline: 9 January 2020

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Interested individuals must follow the "how to apply" link on the Geosciences E4 Doctoral Training Partnership web page. http://www.ed.ac.uk/e4-dtp/how-to-apply.
  Nutrigenomics and the resilience of bees in a changing climate
  Dr J Gilbert
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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Ecosystem stability and global food security depend upon healthy populations of bees, our foremost pollinators. Bees provide pollination services worth hundreds of billions of pounds annually.
  Exercise and nutritional status on metabolic factors, hormonal responses and inflammation in women
  Dr J Allgrove
Applications accepted all year round

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Obesity is a major risk factor for chronic diseases such as type 2 diabetes, adverse cardiovascular events and metabolic syndrome-related disorders.
  Unlocking pulse protein: A new look at mechanisms that limit bioaccessibility (EDWARDSQ20DTP)
  Dr C Edwards
Application Deadline: 25 November 2019

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Inadequate protein nutrition is a major health concern to children and the institutionalised elderly. Although animal proteins are the best source of protein nutrition, 76% of the global population currently rely on plant protein.
  Appetite across the lifespan
  Dr M Clegg
Applications accepted all year round

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"Appetite research is of importance at key stages of the lifespan for different reasons. In infancy, childhood, and adolescence developing healthy eating behaviours can lead to healthy habits and diets that carry through into adulthood.
  PhD position: Remission of Type 2 diabetes though weight management using a hypocaloric diet
  Dr G Farhat, Dr R Webb
Applications accepted all year round

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Type 2 diabetes (T2D), a chronic disease strongly associated with obesity, is extremely burdensome for both the individual and society.
  The functional importance of plant-fungal interactions in agri-ecosystems
  Prof D Johnson
Applications accepted all year round

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Most land plants have evolved symbioses with soil-borne mycorrhizal fungi, which provide nutritional benefits to both partners and are key to their fitness.
  Understanding the value chains and post-harvest losses and waste of small pelagic fish in Malawi
  Mr J Linton
Application Deadline: 20 November 2019

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Throughout sub-Saharan Africa, small pelagic fish are harvested exclusively by small-scale fishers. The fish broadly serves two markets.
  EASTBIO: Gut microbiota mediates distinct metabolic effects through dietary fibre fermentation.
  Dr A Ross, Prof P Morgan
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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Supervisors. Dr Alexander Ross (University of Aberdeen). https://www.abdn.ac.uk/rowett/research/alexander-ross.php. Professor Peter Morgan (University of Aberdeen).
  The relationship between dietary iron and zinc, and the gut microbiota: Can dietary iron and zinc regime be exploited to improve health?
  Prof S C Andrews
Applications accepted all year round

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"The gut microbiota (100 trillion cells) outnumber human cells by 10 to 1. Its composition of around 500 to 1000 species is specific for each individual and is dynamic, changing with age, health and diet.
  Investigating the role of bioactive lipids in skin health
  Prof A Nicolaou, Prof C A O'Neill
Applications accepted all year round

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Human skin depends on systemic provision of fatty acids that are important to maintain the integrity of the epidermal barrier as well as to support the associated immune and inflammatory reactions.
  EASTBIO: The impact of soft-fruit phytochemicals on the gut microbiome and bile acid metabolism.
  Dr A Kolb, Dr G McDougall, Dr K Scott, Dr C D Mayer
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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Supervisors. Dr Andreas Kolb (University of Aberdeen). http://www.abdn.ac.uk/rowett/research/andreas-kolb.php. Dr Gordon McDougall (The James Hutton Institute).
  Using CRISPR genome editing to determine the effects of obesity and hypertension associated polymorphisms
  Dr A MacKenzie, Prof M Delibegovic
Applications accepted all year round

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Introduction. There is now little doubt that morbid conditions such as obesity, cardiovascular disease and diabetes are mechanistically linked.
  A Nutrigenetics approach to study gene-diet interactions on Cardio-metabolic diseases in different ethnic groups
  Dr V Karani, Prof J Lovegrove
Applications accepted all year round

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"We are seeking a highly motivated candidate for a PhD project that will focus on genetic epidemiology and statistical genetics.
  Maximising the efficacy of polyphenols on cardiovacular health
  Dr C Mills
Applications accepted all year round

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"Cardiovascular diseases are the worlds’ leading cause of death. Dietary approaches to prevent or treat these diseases are becoming increasingly accepted.
  Structure-function relationships governing polyphenol bioactivity with respect to plasma membranes
  Prof R A Frazier, Dr R Green
Applications accepted all year round

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This project aims to investigate polyphenol binding to lipid membrane surfaces with a view to understanding how polyphenol structure and aggregation within the gastrointestinal tract (GIT) affects the bioavailability of these nutraceuticals.
  Molecular Basis of Interfacial Interactions in Crystalline Organic Materials
  Dr E Simone
Application Deadline: 3 January 2020

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Crystallization of organic compounds is a separation and purification technique widely used across industrial sectors. pharmaceuticals, agrochemicals, foods, healthcare and many formulated household products contain crystalline particulate components.
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